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Skanky Sylveon

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  1. The more I think about it the more I realize you shouldn't listen to tech market analysts

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      The more I think about it the more I realize you shouldn't listen to market analysts

      FTFY

  2. When there isn’t enough space on the metro pole to put your hand, you know something’s wrong 

  3. lol this is becoming a daily occurrence... or maybe it already was and I just wasn't paying attention.  Either way it's funny, but in a sad and concerning sort of way.

    Screen won't turn on

    Customer takes it to an Apple authorized repair place

    They tell him it's due to a blown fuse and the whole main board needs to be replaced

    Turns out it was actually just a bad capacitor and took about 5 minutes to fix

     

    That second last line is the real winner here though.  There's a lot to unpack in that "diagnosis" lol

    Putting aside the fact that they should have been able to tell whether or not it actually was the fuse successfully, the bigger issue here is their recommendation that, under the assumption that the fuse was the issue, the whole board needs to be replaced.  Is the whole purpose of a fuse not to be an easily replaceable sacrificial component that protects the rest of the device!?

     

    Again, I hate to fathom how much consumer money is wasted and how much unnecessary e-waste is created by their policy of grossly overzealous and heavy-handed fixes that refuse to acknowledge the concept and existence of parts smaller than the whole motherboard.  I joked in the comments that to Louis, a high resolution component-level repair is changing out individual capacitors, and to Apple, it would seem that digging down beyond just "buy a new laptop" to the level of "just replace the whole motherboard" is delicate and nuanced surgery, but it's really not a joke, it's a reality and a problem.  It's the same issue Linus had with his iMac Pro back during that whole incident.  They said he'd need to replace the whole machine, and even after tons of effort, was only able to dig down to the level of replacing the entire board, including memory, CPU, etc. despite the fact that these are separate, socketed components and could easily have been left out.  Apple has all these environmental programs involving recycling, avoiding certain materials, using green energy, etc. but frankly in the context of their approach to repair, it seems like these are nothing more than a front or a PR stunt.  It they actually cared, they would make more of an effort to avoid throwing out and replacing more than is necessary.

    1. Skanky Sylveon

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      They tell him it's due to a blown fuse and the whole main board needs to be replaced

      That would defeat the purpose of a fu

      ...

      Actually. 

       

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  4. When there isn’t enough space on the metro pole to put your hand, you know something’s wrong 

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      Skanky Sylveon

      Just scream very loud while swinging your arms everywhere. 

       

      You'll end up having plenty of space. 

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  5. GamersNexus: LN2 thermally-constant CPU benchmarks

    Tested.com: LN2 RADIAL STEAM ENGINE

     

     

     

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      Skanky Sylveon

      Me: *resists urge to put body parts in it*

  6.  

    Meth heads....

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      What would you even do with such an old CPU? frame it?

      Something like that.

      I'm going to be turning one of the rooms into a nerdy chillout room.

       

      A mini museum would be kinda cool.

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  7. It's 2019 and all the 15" MBPs you can buy in store still have fundamentally the same graphics that they've had since 2016. While Polaris is a fine architecture, Vega should really be the baseline moving forward. 

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      Skanky Sylveon

      I figured. 

      Any laptop that's over 800 should have vega level graphics at minimum in my opinion. 

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  8. It's 2019 and all the 15" MBPs you can buy in store still have fundamentally the same graphics that they've had since 2016. While Polaris is a fine architecture, Vega should really be the baseline moving forward. 

  9. It's 2019 and all the 15" MBPs you can buy in store still have fundamentally the same graphics that they've had since 2016. While Polaris is a fine architecture, Vega should really be the baseline moving forward. 

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      Skanky Sylveon

      Not sure if you mean laptops in general or just macbooks, but I agree either way.

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  10. put red gatorade in a glass bottle to make it look like you're drinccing a health potion

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      Skanky Sylveon

      @Kaloob It depends, do you like the taste of rust?

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    @TopHatProductions115 I want your thoughts specifically. 

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      Skanky Sylveon

      @Jtalk4456 You fool!  I'm going to hear non stop political debates again!

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  12. put red gatorade in a glass bottle to make it look like you're drinccing a health potion

  13. Is this Legend of Zelda?

    Is this Final Fantasy 9? 

    Is this Chrono Trigger? 

    IS THIS YOSHI'S ISLAND?!

     

    - Customers 2019

     

    Yes, I'm playing video game music in the pet store. Deal with it. 

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      IS THIS YOSHI'S ISLAND?!

       

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  14. Walmart: We are going to remove all violent video game signage. 

     

    still sells guns

     

    2000+ iq move!

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      It's the mental instability in these individuals; Medicare for All.

      I really don't think that someone who is willing to shoot a bunch of innocent people in a public place would be considered mentally stable. 

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    so couldve my 82 notifications!

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      Skanky Sylveon

      I have lasagna between my toes!

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  16. Roses are red

    Violets are clueless

    Political parties are fucking useless

  17. Roses are red

    Violets are clueless

    Political parties are fucking useless

  18. Roses are red

    Violets are clueless

    Political parties are fucking useless

    1. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      Blood is red

       

      Holy water is blue 

       

      But enough talk, have at you ❤️

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  20.  

    Alright, I'm actually going to defend apple here.

    You better savor this @DrMacintosh, because this is a rare sight indeed. 

     

    The ONLY way for a device to detect the health of a battery is to fully charge it (4.2v for li-ion) then fully discharge it (2.5v for li-ion) and see how much mah you get.  Over time a battery's mah rating goes down.

     

    Most consumer electronics don't have the proper way to detect this, instead they keep track of how many times the battery has been discharged.  For example, if you fully discharged a battery a counter would go to 1, if you only drained it halfway, it will go up by 0.5.

     

    The iPhone probably doesn't even know that the battery has been replaced, and I can see why apple wouldn't give just anyone the ability to just reset the counter. 

     

    TLDR, Rossmann clearly doesn't know much about batteries, which is fine, and while I'm sure that people being skeptical is a nice side effect for apple, it's not the reason why the iPhone doesn't read a healthy battery when a new one is put in.

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      Skanky Sylveon

      @TopHatProductions115 Apple probably doesn't give out the method to reset it for the same reason that you're not allowed to reset an odometer.

       

      I'm not saying that there isn't a solution, there is, and it should be simple enough to figure out.  I'm just saying that apple's primary motivation probably isn't to make third party repair look bad in this case.

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    Alright, I'm actually going to defend apple here.

    You better savor this @DrMacintosh, because this is a rare sight indeed. 

     

    The ONLY way for a device to detect the health of a battery is to fully charge it (4.2v for li-ion) then fully discharge it (2.5v for li-ion) and see how much mah you get.  Over time a battery's mah rating goes down.

     

    Most consumer electronics don't have the proper way to detect this, instead they keep track of how many times the battery has been discharged.  For example, if you fully discharged a battery a counter would go to 1, if you only drained it halfway, it will go up by 0.5.

     

    The iPhone probably doesn't even know that the battery has been replaced, and I can see why apple wouldn't give just anyone the ability to just reset the counter. 

     

    TLDR, Rossmann clearly doesn't know much about batteries, which is fine, and while I'm sure that people being skeptical is a nice side effect for apple, it's not the reason why the iPhone doesn't read a healthy battery when a new one is put in.

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      similar to a car odometer

      It is illegal to reset a car odometer. 

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  22. There-are-only-two-people-in-smash-who-have-guns.jpg

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      Skanky Sylveon

      Isabel clearly wears the pants in the relationship. 

  23. So today I had to take the bus to go to a class but I got impatient at the bus stop so I went to the nearby Union Bank to ask them when the next availible stop time was and the bus drove by. :(

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